Data Basin was used to assemble spatial data relevant to renewable energy development in Oregon and have the data critiqued by a broad group of stakeholders.
CBI worked closely with the Department of Land Conservation Development (DLCD) and other project collaborators to carry out an expansive spatial data review and stakeholder engagement process to better understand renewable energy opportunities and constraints in Oregon. It was part of a larger effort called the Oregon Renewable Energy Siting Assessment (ORESA) project, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. This larger project included Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) working closely with Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and Oregon State University’s Institute for Natural Resources (INR).
Data Basin was used to support the spatial data review process resulting in a transparent and accurate spatial data library needed for effective renewable energy planning in the state. Approximately 650 datasets were reviewed with most of them still available on Data Basin. The final Opportunities and Constraints final report was included as part of supporting materials to the larger project.